As a social auxiliary worker, your role will be to assist social workers to provide support, protection and assistance to those in need and who are vulnerable or in crisis. This can be for individuals or communities as a whole. Essentially, social auxiliary workers support social workers in promoting healthy relationships and community life.
Just like social workers, auxiliary social workers are deeply caring people who can communicate well and are generally optimistic about life.
To become a social auxiliary worker in South Africa, you will typically need the following qualifications:
Entry requirements may differ per institution, but you will generally be expected to show competency in the following subjects:
Social auxiliary workers in South Africa typically study for 1-year.
Social auxiliary workers in South Africa often work at government agencies and non-profit organisations.
Please note that you will need to register as a social auxiliary worker with the SA Interim Council for Social Work in order to be employed.
It is important to note that learners studying social auxiliary workers must register conditionally with the Council.
Auxiliary Social Workers can be employed by private institutions as well as government and non-governmental institutions.
To find more information about auxiliary social workers, contact the South African Council for Social Service Professions or the Department of Health.